There are around 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury every year in the United States. There are about 300,000 patients who are still living with the neurological aftereffects of spinal injury.
Post-injury treatments for such injuries generally focus upon the treatment of complications like pain and urinary tract infections. There are promising new approaches, however, that focus upon regeneration and cell therapy. Early clinical reports using various types of cells have shown some improvement in spinal injury victims. Many of these injuries are caused by construction accidents in New York City and Queens.
New York Spinal Injury Lawyers have been looking into the implications of these procedures, studying selected preclinical and clinical interventions. There have already been attempts at a combination approach, using a number of different cells, as well as a case study which showed promising results. These types of therapy may very well be the wave of the future.
Nerve damage is common in cases of spinal cord injury, both due to the injury itself and due to the inflammation caused by the injury. The spine is other struck, compressed, or stretched, causing severe nerve damage, which can lead to loss of motor ability and/or sensation. The use of umbilical cord blood stem cells has shown improvements in testing on rats, which is a good sign for future therapies on human beings. New York Spinal Injury Lawyers are looking very hopefully at such procedures, hoping they will lead toward true regenerative processes some time in the not-too-distant future.
A New York City Spinal Injury Attorney can help alleviate the stress of an already stressful time by handling all aspects of your legal case for you. Set up a consultation as soon as possible.
The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in N York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.